New Zealand close in on victory over Somerset in first tour match
|Tour match, Taunton (day 3 of 4):|
|New Zealand 237 & 310|
|Somerset 204 & 142-6 (Hildreth 62 not out)|
|New Zealand lead by 202 runs|
New Zealand need four wickets on the final day at Taunton to ensure their tour of England starts with victory.
Black Caps bowlers Mark Craig and Doug Bracewell ended the day with two wickets apiece to give the tourists a commanding advantage. Their late burst took four Somerset wickets for 19 runs.
Home-side batsman James Hildreth is unbeaten on 62 but only he and Tom Abell (43) reached double figures.
Somerset bowler Tim Groenewald earlier took career-best figures of 9-136.
Groenewald ended New Zealand's second innings in the morning session and Somerset made a solid start to theirs.
Chasing 344, the hosts reached 104-2 before off-spinner Craig struck twice in his first two overs to prompt the collapse that leaves New Zealand in full control.
|New Zealand's tour of England|
|8-11 May: Somerset (Taunton)||14-17 May: Worcestershire (New Road)|
|21-25 May: First Test (Lord's)||29 May-2 June: Second Test (Headingley)|
|9 June: First ODI (Edgbaston)||12 June: Second ODI (The Oval)|
|14 June: Third ODI (Southampton)||17 June: Fourth ODI (Trent Bridge)|
|20 June: Fifth ODI (Chester-le-Street)||23 June: T20 (Old Trafford)|